Sheffield RSPCA van used to transport rescued animals to vet wrecked in crash

The RSPCA van.
The RSPCA van.

An RSPCA van used to transport rescued animals to the vets has been wrecked in a serious crash.

The charity said one of its vehicles was involved in a serious collision with a car earlier this month in Sheffield.

Phillip Morton, fundraiser at the Sheffield RSPCA Animal Centre.

Phillip Morton, fundraiser at the Sheffield RSPCA Animal Centre.

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They have now launched an online fundraising campaign to raise £10, 000 needed to buy a replacement vehicle need to make sure animals make vet appointments.

The vehicle is also vital for ensuring donations are picked up from homes and charity ships across the city.

Phillip Morton, charity fundraiser at the RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre, have details about the crash in a post on the fundraising page.

He said: "One of our charity vans was declared a 'total loss' by the insurance company after being involved in a road traffic accident while out on the Sheffield roads.

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"The van was hit in the rear by a car and caused substantial damage to the rear end of the vehicle.

"The amount of compensation we have gained, is not going to cover the cost of a new van and this was normally used to transport animals to and from the vets and by volunteers to collect various items around Sheffield, including food donations, collection boxes and various animal related items."

He added: "We need a new van and with your help we can get something half decent that will last us just as long as our faithful orange van did.

"This may not seem animal related as an RSPCA campaign, but we currently have to use our own cars to transport animals to and from the vets.

"Can you help us reach our target and help us to get the new van that we could use once again to help the animals?"

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he campaign has so far raised £75 thanks to three individual donations.

People can donate up to noon on June 14.

To support the cause visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/goodbye-old-friend/